Enjoy the best benefit of your service

General Requirements

The AFRH provides eligible veterans with supportive care and shared camaraderie. Just like you experienced in your service days. Back then you invested in the AFRH via small payroll deductions. Now it’s time for you to get back what you earned from Uncle Sam: an affordable, comfortable, and secure retirement.

To live at the AFRH, you must be able to live independently upon admission. This means you must be able to care for your personal needs, attend a dining facility for meals, and keep all medical appointments. You must not have a felony conviction. And you must be free of drug, alcohol, and psychiatric problems. If advanced care is needed later on, three levels of skilled nursing are available for a little more per month.

Legal Requirements

Specifically, you must be eligible for admission according to the law established the AFRH below. Married couples are welcome, but both must be eligible in their own right. If you need help, call us at 800.422.9988.

Persons are eligible to become Residents of AFRH who served as members of the Armed Forces, at least one-­‐half of whose service was not active commissioned service (other than as a warrant officer or limited-­‐ duty officer), are eligible to become Residents of the Retirement Home:

  • are 60 years of age or over; and were discharged or released from service in the Armed Forces under honorable conditions after 20 or more years of active service
  • persons who are determined under rules prescribed by the Chief Operating Officer to be incapable of earning a livelihood because of a service-­‐connected disability incurred in the line of duty in the Armed Forces
  • served in a war theater during a time of war declared by Congress or were eligible for hostile fire special pay were discharged or released from service in the Armed Forces under honorable conditions; and are determined under rules prescribed by the Chief Operating Officer to be incapable of earning a livelihood because of injuries, disease, or disability
  • served in a women's component of the Armed Forces before June 12, 1948; and are determined under rules prescribed by the Chief Operating Officer to be eligible for admission because of compelling personal circumstances

To apply for acceptance as a resident of a facility of the Retirement Home, a person eligible to be a resident submits to the Administrator of that facility an application in such form and containing information required by the Chief Operating Officer. The Chief Operating Officer has established a system of priorities for the acceptance of residents so that the most deserving applicants will be accepted whenever the number of eligible applicants is greater than the Retirement Home can accommodate.

The AFRH conducts the following analysis when making “Incapable of Earning a Livelihood” determinations for prospective residents:

  1. Review of all income to include lottery winnings and inheritance.
  2. Review of applicant's monthly bills.
  3. Determination is made pursuant to 24 USC Chapter 10, using the applicant's income at the time of application.

If the applicant's income is higher than the current per capita income for the state in which he/she resides, the “Incapable of Earning a Livelihood” criterion will not be met, and the applicant must qualify under another category.

Married couples are welcome, but both must be eligible in their own right.

Persons ineligible to be Residents:

  • a person who has been convicted of a felony or is not free of drug, alcohol, or psychiatric problems shall be ineligible to become a resident of the Retirement Home